CLEVELAND: An Ohio girl is recovering after getting a critical kidney transplant — with the organ donated by her former kindergarten teacher.
Nicole Miller — an 8-year-old first-grader at Mansfield Christian School — got the kidney last week from Wendy Killian, who was her kindergarten teacher last year.
The Mansfield News Journal reports that Nicole suffered from a genetic disorder that caused kidney malformation and other problems.
Killian became involved during a parent-teacher conference with Nicole’s mother. The teacher asked for the criteria needed to be a donor and found she met them. She said she was inspired to be a donor because her son needed and received a blood platelet transfusion a few years ago.
The transplant happened last Tuesday at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.